Thursday, August 28, 2008

Porn Merchandise: Pictures, T-Shirts, and . . . Skateboards???


I can totally get behind the idea of porn merchandise, especially for the indie, queer companies who could use the extra income. And while I can't stand being a walking billboard for companies that I don't care about (*cough* Abercrombie & Fitch *cough* Hollister), I'd gladly wear a sandwich board for those that I really do want to promote and spread the word about. Not to mention that there's something deliciously perverse and radical about non-jokingly promoting porn in public. I want posters on my ceiling, bumper stickers on my car, in curiosity-picquing porn websites and catchy slogans on clothing.

But . . . a skateboard? I'm just not sure I understand the marketing ploy behind this. Maybe there's a bigger lesbian skateboarder contingency than I originally thought.

I could see a pair of boxing gloves (in line with Champion's Mixed Martial Arts boxing theme), Shawn's used mouthguard (you know, for fans who like the idea of owning a little bit of her saliva), any number of posters, autographed pictures, you name it. I'd gladly wear a shirt or hat proclaiming "Champion: Love Hurts", a la Trannywood Pictures' merchandise strategy.

I love you, Pink & White Productions, which is why I'm bringing this up- this isn't a snarky criticism for a few laughs, but a real question- are you sure, really, truly sure, that this is the best idea? No worries. I still trust you guys.

But I can't skateboard at all :(

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